Susan Fancher and Steven Stusek, saxophones; Inara Zandmane, piano
Sunday, October 1, 2017 - 3:00pm
Works by Antonio Vivaldi, Mark Engebretson, Wei Dai, Nicholas Rich, and Jun Nagao, with videos by Duke alumnus Jonathan Wall and Elon faculty member Samantha Di Rosa. Susan Fancher is known for her deep and poetic musical interpretations. A much sought after performer of new music, she has inspired and premiered dozens of new works for saxophone. Her career has featured hundreds of concerts as a soloist and as the member of chamber music ensembles, with performances in many of the world's leading concert venues and contemporary music festivals. She appears on over 20 CDs available on the Philips,New World Records, Lotus Records Salzburg, University of Arizona Records, Red Clay Records, Extraplatte and Innova Records. She is an artist clinician for the Selmer and Vandoren companies and teaches saxophone at Duke University. Artist-professor of music at UNC-Greensboro, Steven Stusek has built an international reputation with regular concerts and master classes throughout France, Holland, Germany, Canada, China, and the US. He regularly performs with pianist Inara Zandmane, the renowned Red Clay Saxophone Quartet, the Eastwind Ensemble, and as an orchestral soloist. Inara Zandmane has performed with such artists as Dmitry Sitkovetsky, Augustin Hadelich, Ray Chen, Sergei Antonov, Yura Lee, and Branford Marsalis. She is a member of the Blue Mountain Ensemble and also performs in duos with saxophonist Susan Fancher and violinist Fabian Lopez. She is a staff accompanist at UNC-G.